June 17, 2018

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Approaching six months in office, Curry is rolling Rappahannock in the right direction

“I’m in a good spot,” Curry reflects. “We’re here in the new building. It’s great to have the space that we have to entertain meetings, we’re not on top of each other, and we can be more productive. On the flip side I would rather be in town, close to where the action is happening in the county offices, where I can drop in more easily, be a more visible presence. […]


The Consent Agenda

All board members have a responsibility for making sure that consent agenda items are distributed in enough time to review them prior to the meeting. Each board member also has a responsibility to read and review consent agenda items and address any concerns prior to the meeting. This means Do Your Homework. […]


Broadband in Rappahannock: Where does it go from here?

The seven-member group hasn’t decided what form a restructured committee would take but agreed that transitioning from a formal supervisory committee to something along the lines of a citizen’s committee could allow them more flexibility in devising ways to better connect the county. […]


Hand malted and barley smoked in Sperryville

It was labeling day Tuesday at Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, which dedicates itself to making excellent American spirits that are served around the world. Rick Wasmund, who was fascinated with the aromas of wood smoke since childhood, launched Copper Fox in 2005. […]

Letters to the Editor

Future firefighter Trusten Lee Staubs

Not only did he show us around, but he also let our son get into the fire-truck, the brush-truck, the ambulance, and just about every truck there. He turned the lights on — and even the sirens! We were truly touched by their actions and kid-friendly approach. […]


Godspeed, Father Tuck

St. Peter Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus hosted a well-attended potluck picnic on Sunday in honor of the retiring Father Horace “Tuck” Grinnell, the celebration that featured hot dogs, brats, burgers and assorted tasty potluck dishes. […]

School/Education News

School news for June 14

The school year wraps up with end of year awards; Randolph-Macon Academy cadets recognized for outstanding achievement; and Julia Wood of Woodville named to William & Mary Dean’s List. […]


Meet Will, your new best friend

Hello, I’m an Airedale Terrier by the name of Will. Airedales are dog royalty, as they are known as the “King of Terriers.” I’m 7 to 8 years old and am B.I.G., weighing in at about 80 pounds. […]

Rappahannock Weather

Tomorrow is forecast to be Warmer than today.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 20%
High 86° / Low 69°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 92° / Low 74°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Near record high temperatures. High 92F. Winds light and variable.

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Local Events This Week

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  • Father's Day Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social

    June 17, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    115 N East St, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • Free Clinic

    June 20, 2018  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rappahannock Health Department, 491 Main St A, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Shiloh Baptist Revival Services

    June 21, 2018  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    15 Red Oak Mountain Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787, USA
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